We’re in the second half of the winter, which may feel like, uhm, cold comfort when you consider how many more days are ahead before the true spring weather settles in. We hope you started out the winter with any necessary professional HVAC services for your heating system, such as having it professionally maintained and scheduling any repairs that may have lingered from the previous winter. You may have even taken the big plunge and replaced an over-the-hill heater with a new one. That’s great—you’re planning ahead.
But you can still benefit from the help of an HVAC contractor in Staten Island, NY in the second half of the winter. Below are some of our suggestions for ways our team can assist you at this time of the year.
Upgrade the Ol’ Thermostat
Do you have a thermostat that uses sliders and dials? Yes, that can still control the temperatures in the house, but it can’t control them with as much precision as a digital thermostat. And that’s not even counting the benefits of going with a programmable thermostat, or one of the new Wi-Fi smart thermostats that automate most of the comfort functions. Please make sure you schedule an upgrade with a professional, since mismatching the thermostat with the HVAC system can cause damage to the system.
Install a Humidifier
Dry conditions are common during the winter, when moisture freezes out of the air. And dry air makes cold temperatures feel worse, since the low moisture allows heat to escape faster from the human body. Dry air also contributes to dry and itchy skin and the rapid transmission of illness. The way to improve the situation and help cut down on your heating costs is to schedule the installation of a whole-house humidifier with an HVAC professional.
Fix Leaky Ducts
If your heater seems to be working fine, but you’re still experiencing high utility bills and cold spots around your house, leaking air ducts may be to blame. Leaky ductwork is a common problem, and we recommend scheduling testing for the ventilation system to see if you need repairs to make the ductwork airtight again. An HVAC contractor can help you with this.
Make the Furnace Run Better
We don’t mean a furnace tune-up: if you already scheduled maintenance in the fall for the furnace, you won’t need to have it done a second time during the winter. If your furnace is making too much noise or struggling to keep up with your heating demands, it’s time to schedule a repair for it. Please don’t delay with this, even if it doesn’t seem like an urgent problem. You can put the whole furnace at risk, and possibility even your safety, if you allow it to run when something is wrong with it.
You can trust our technicians to handle any service you need, big or small. We’re the number one choice when it comes to quality and expertise.